I am trying to install the drivers for my Graphic Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

To see the recommended drivers I am using the command:

ubuntu-drivers devices

But the command does not display anything

  • Software & Updates > Additional Drivers
    – user880592
    May 14, 2019 at 6:08
  • Try sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
    – Novice
    May 14, 2019 at 6:11
  • Software & Updates > Additional Drivers: No additional drivers available
    – Dauph
    May 14, 2019 at 6:31
  • Try sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall: No drivers found for automatic installation.
    – Dauph
    May 14, 2019 at 6:33
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    2 possibly dumb questions: 1. Do you have an active internet connection? and 2. Have you already installed updates, other software or at least run sudo apt update?
    – user880592
    May 14, 2019 at 7:17

2 Answers 2


I had the same problem. Software & Updates > Ubuntu software > check 'Proprietary drivers for devices' option. Then update from gui or sudo apt update

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    any CLI solution? I am running Ubuntu on WSL
    – pcko1
    Dec 5, 2020 at 0:03
  • Regarding WSL, I've tried it using sudo apt install nvidia-driver-455 to update via CLI, but still. had no luck. I had to revert to dual booting to Ubuntu.
    – ShermanL
    Dec 22, 2020 at 2:32
  • For WSL, there is a completely differ approach. WSL, being hosted under windows, uses the windows driver. CUDA can be set up to work in WSL using this tutorial on the Ubuntu website.
    – Paidoo
    Jan 30 at 14:00

This is an old question, but the most likely cause is that you don't have the restricted repository enabled in your /etc/apt/sources.list. All the proprietary drivers are there.

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